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Certificate in Intercultural Engagement

Earning the certificate entails:

  1. Examination of differences and similarities across world cultures and societies
  2. An area studies or thematic concentration, and
  3. Reflective experiential learning through study abroad or an international internship.

Complete a brief application to study for the certificate.

Curriculum

Required Courses in Culture, Society and Intercultural Communication

Survey of Sociology (SOCI 101), Cultural Anthropology (SOCI 104), or Global Sociology (SOC 204) (3 credits)

Exploring Interpersonal Communication (COMM 103), Exploring Intercultural Communication (COMM 114), or Intercultural Communication (COMM 407) (3 credits)

Area Studies or Thematic Concentration

Courses in anthropology, art history, history, modern languages, literature, political science, sociology or other subjects that focus on one or more geographic areas, cultures or societies outside the United States (for example, Latin America or Africa) or a common theme (for example, conflict resolution, human rights, or women's issues). Three credits of language study at the beginning or intermediate levels, excluding credits used to satisfy the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts' core requirement, may count toward this area studies or thematic concentration(9 credits).

Study Abroad/International Internship

Participation in an approved program of study abroad or international internship, related to the area or thematic concentration. Appropriate courses taken abroad or as an intern can count toward the area studies or thematic concentration.

Intercultural Competency: Becoming Global Citizens (CLPR 352)

An on-line seminar to be completed ideally in the semester following the study abroad or the international internship, which includes review and discussion of and reflection on the international experience, and relates that experience to scholarship on intercultural engagement and understanding. Prerequisites are study abroad or an international internship plus one course on other cultures or societies. (1 credit)

Total Credits 16